MIAMI (AP) — Ricky Nolasco allowed one hit and no walks in three scoreless innings Wednesday to help the Miami Marlins’ split squad beat Florida International University 5-1.
Making his first appearance of the spring, Nolasco threw 31 pitches, 22 for strikes.
With the retractable roof at the Marlins’ new ballpark closed for the second consecutive night, Emilio Bonifacio hit the lone home run. He took that as a good sign for his teammates, since he has only six homers in 412 career at-bats.
Newcomer Jose Reyes twice handled difficult grounders at shortstop to rob the Panthers of hits.
The Marlins won’t be back in their new ballpark until April 1-2, when they face the New York Yankees in a pair of exhibition games.
Source: Steven Wine – AP